Mother.Redux. is a 65 minute performance and collaboration with an inter-disciplinary group of five women/mother performers. Going beyond the Hallmark card, we speak the unspoken, the shameful, and the hilarious. We expose the miracle of the transformation, as well as the sexism, racism, isolation and anxiety encountered along the way. Above all, Mother.Redux. is a work of love.
We pull from our diverse traditions, contemporary dance-theater, Afro-Brazilian dance, Filipino vaudeville, and West African dance and drumming. Each mother/dancer looks at what she has culturally inherited and how she is caught in the collision between expectations and reality. The writer/performers offer keen observations, wry humor and a physicality that is both precise and explosive.
Premiered at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA
“speaks from the heart and soul” Accessibly Live Off Line
Choreographed by Christine Suarez in collaboration with the performers
Performed by Carmela Hermann, Carolina San Juan, Christine Suarez, Giavanni Washington, and Shelby Williams-Gonzalez
Written by Tessa Blake, Carmela Hermann, Carolina San Juan, Christine Suarez, Giavanni Washington, and Shelby Williams-Gonzalez
Directed by Tessa Blake
Costume design by James Kidd
Production design by Nathalie Renard
Lighting design: Pablo Santiago
Preview feature by Fanny Garcia: